Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

  • Death is the final appointment we can't avoid, the one we most regret. And yet we're fascinated with tragic deaths such as those that occur in the parks. Indeed, posts on the Traveler about deaths in the parks draw large readership. For those fascinated by such stories, Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite is a must-read.

Monday, August 20th, 2007

  • Climbing to the precipice of Half Dome is not a task easily done, nor one that should be lightly considered. That much I think is a given to anyone who has accomplished the day-long hike, or anyone who has read or heard of the tragedies that have taken place on this famous outcrop of granite.

Friday, June 29th, 2007

  • No electronics, just an old-fashioned book that sparks youngsters' imaginations, is the driving force behind Tedrick de Bear's travels across the national park system. Teddy's Travels, America's National Parks ($19.95, TdB Press), is an award-winning book by Trefoni Michael Rizzi that teaches kids a little something about the parks while they're enjoying them.

Monday, May 28th, 2007

  • Just in time for summer's backpacking and camping season, The Last Season has arrived in paperback.

Monday, May 14th, 2007

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway wends its way over bucolic hill and dale, through Appalachian Mountain valleys and across heavily treed mountains flanks, crossing creeks, rivers, meadows and uplands for 469 miles from North Carolina to Virginia. Or vice versa, depending upon your perspective.

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